Blue Heron Review at the Woodland Pattern Annual Poetry Marathon in Milwaukee on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 at 2pm

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Blue Heron Review
​ is co-sponsoring the 2-3pm time slot of the Woodland Pattern 22nd Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit on Sat. January 30th in Milwaukee!

“All of the money raised will support Woodland Pattern’s 2016 programming in literature and the arts, including our Lynden Sculpture Garden Writer-in-Residence and our Urban Youth Literary Arts Program.” (Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212)

Here is our featured poet line-up:

Cristina Norcross​
Susan Huebner
James Roberts
Fred Kreutz
Gail Goepfert
Ruth Bavetta
Martie Ingebretsen

Those who live locally, will be there in-person, and for our long-distance poets, we will be reading poems on their behalf. It will be a great reading! Hope to see you there!

The Blue Heron Speaks Featured Poet for January 2016 is Wallace Stevens

Welcome to the Blue Heron Speaks feature for January 2016! Take a brief break from writing up your New Year’s resolution list (or procrastinating creating a list), to breathe deeply, and read a few poems by Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). About twice a year, I like to offer samplings of work from past voices, whose writing still casts light in our world from the next realm. It gives me a little more time to line up the next 3 months of featured, contemporary poets, but it also allows for a time of reflection. Winter, for many of us, is a time of solitude, when the cold chill brings us inside the hearth a bit more. It is also a time to appreciate voices from the past, who may have some wisdom to share. I will let the poems of Wallace Stevens speak for themselves. Whether you remember studying Stevens previously, or if this is your initial foray into his verse, I invite you to stop, rest, and stay awhile. Perhaps, read a past issue of Blue Heron Review, while you’re here, too. Enjoy!

Visit the Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author page to read 3 poems by Wallace Stevens.

Happy New Year from Blue Heron Review!

Your presence makes a difference. What will you do with the beauty of words this year? Your participation in life is required.

Cristina M. R. Norcross, Founding Editor
Blue Heron Review